School Health: Sport and physical activity
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Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood: physical education
This is the report from the physical education working group of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. It is not an official publication of the House of Commons or House of Lords.
Publisher: All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood
Published Date: 19/10/2016
Which socio-ecological factors associate with a switch to or maintenance of active and passive transport during the transition from primary to secondary school?
The aim of this study was to investigate which individual, psychosocial and physical neighborhood environmental factors associate with children’s switch to or maintenance of active/passive transport to school and to leisure time destinations during the transition from primary to secondary school.
Publisher: PLoS ONE
Published Date: 27/05/2016
Sport England: towards an active nation. Strategy 2016–2021
Sport England’s new strategy will help deliver against the five health, social and economic outcomes set out in the Government’s Sporting Future strategy. Key features of the new strategy include dedicated funding to get children and young people active from the age of five, including a new fund for family based activities and offering training to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England to help them better meet the needs of all children, irrespective of their level of sporting ability.
Publisher: Sport England
Published Date: 19/05/2016
Process evaluation of the Bristol girls dance project
The Bristol Girls Dance Project was a cluster randomised controlled trial that aimed to increase objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels of Year 7 (age 11–12) girls through a dance-based after-school intervention. This paper reports on the main findings from the detailed process evaluation that was conducted.
Publisher: BMC Public Health
Published Date: 21/04/2016
Mapping and evaluation of physical activity interventions for school-aged children
This pilot study aimed to map the current structure and context of physical activity provision offered to school children in Southampton, and its alignment with existing empirical evidence about the likely effectiveness of such interventions.
Publisher: Public Health
Published Date: 12/04/2016
London Play: Street play project
This website charts the progress of a government-funded initiative supporting communities and local authorities, particularly in disadvantaged areas, to reactivate a culture of children playing out in the streets near where they live and embed this in local policy.
Publisher: London Play
Published Date: 11/04/2016
Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time: cross-sectional and prospective associations with adiposity in the Millennium Cohort Study
The aim of this study was to examine whether physical activity and sedentary time in primary school-aged children are associated with adiposity at the start of secondary school, and whether these associations differ by sex or ethnic group.
Publisher: BMJ Open
Published Date: 11/04/2016
The PE and sport premium: an investigation in primary schools
This is the final report of a two year study, commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and carried out by NatCen Social Research, to investigate the use and the perceived impacts of the PE and sport premium in primary schools across England. It presents the main findings from two surveys of primary schools drawing on qualitative findings from tracker school interviews and case studies.
Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
Published Date: 17/12/2015
Moving the goal posts: poverty and access to sport for young people
StreetGames asked LSE Housing and Communities to undertake qualitative research to help them gain a deeper understanding of the financial context of poverty among young people living in deprived areas, and the impact and implications this has for their participation in sport.
Published Date: 07/12/2015
What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?
A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners
Emerging evidence suggests an association between being physically active and academic attainment and attention. Being physically active also helps to promote physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Children and young people who are physically active are more likely to continue the habit into adult life. This briefing provides an overview from the evidence about what works in schools and colleges to increase levels of physical activity among children and young people.
Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
Published Date: 19/10/2015
Active design: planning for health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity
This guide features an innovative set of guidelines to get more people moving through suitable design and layout. It includes a series of case studies setting out practical real-life examples of the principles in action to encourage planners, urban designers, developers and health professionals to create the right environment to help people get more active, more often.
Publisher: Sport England
Published Date: 01/10/2015
Make physical activity a part of daily life during all stages of life
This infographic from the WHO Regional Office for Europe presents information on making physical activity part of daily life.
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for Europe
Published Date: 01/09/2015
Implementing classroom physical activity breaks: associations with student physical activity and classroom behavior
The aim of this study was to investigate the relation of classroom physical activity breaks to students' physical activity and classroom behavior.
Publisher: Preventive Medicine
Published Date: 19/08/2015
Using the power of football to involve, educate and inspire young people and their families: Foundation of Light. Good practice example
This example shows how using children’s and parents and carers’ love of football can encourage and help them to rapidly develop their English, mathematics and parenting skills and become fitter, healthier families.
Published Date: 05/08/2015
Government response to the House of Commons health select committee report on the impact of physical activity and diet on health, sixth report of session 2014-15
This paper sets out the Government response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Health Select Committee report on the impact of physical activity and diet on health.
Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
Published Date: 16/07/2015